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05
Nov

Total Number of Cellular Subscribers is Over 15 mln

AC&M reports that total number of cellular subscribers in Russia reached 15.41 mln as of October 31, 2002.

Top 10 Russian Cellular Operators

#CompanySubs
1MTS5,750,000
2Vimpelcom*4,283,300
3Megafon2,510,231
4SMARTS Group465,000
5Uralsvyazinform**335,049
6Taif-Telcom219,630
7Stavtelesot160,084
8N.Novgorod Cellular134,015
9Tatincom110,048
10Extel98,399
as of October 31, 2002
* including Beeline Samara (102,500)
** consolidated Uralsvyazinform, South-Urals Cellular Phone, Ermak RMS, Uralwestcom

Russian Сellular Market Breakdown, October 2002

Moscow market

Vimpelcom is a leader in Moscow with 3.580 mln subscribers in its network while MTS has 2.773 mln users. Megafon keeps the pace of its Moscow network development - the company has 195,092 subscribers, which means 33,000 of new subscribers and 11% of Moscow net additions in October.

Net Additions in Moscow, October 2002

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15
Oct

Russian Cellular Market Update, September 2002

Get up-to-date information on Russian cellular market by downloading a PDF version of AC&M's Russian Cellular Market Update, September 2002.
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03
Oct

10% of Russians Currently Use Cellular Phones

AC&M reports that total number of cellular subscribers in Russia reached 14.5 mln as of September 30, 2002.

MTS remains the largest cellular network with 5.45 mln subscribers including 2.69 mln users in Moscow. Although MTS leads the race in regions, Vimpelcom manages to retain its first place on Moscow market with 3.3 mln users.

Megafon's Moscow numbers also improved - the company earned 11% of net additions in September reaching 162,000 subsribers, which is 35,000 growth compared to August data.

Top 10 Russian Cellular Operators

#CompanySubs
1MTS5,450,000
2Vimpelcom*4,000,500
3Megafon2,286,291
4SMARTS Group433,800
5Uralsvyazinform**280,000
6Taif-Telcom201,437
7Stavtelesot148,748
8N.Novgorod Cellular126,000
9Tatincom108,000
10Extel94,686
as of September 30, 2002
* including Beeline Samara (102,500)
** consolidated Perm, Chelyabinsk, Kurgan and Tyumen regions

Russian Cellular Subscribers by Macro-regions, thsnd

CompanyCenter*North SouthVolgaUralsSiberiaFar East
MTS3,010520570180145 27050
Vimpelcom3,2100101040 900
Megafon1151,24527524510 00
Others350275265775430 245225
Total6,6852,0401,1201,210625 605275
Penetration 16%13%7%5%3% 3%2%
as of July 31, 2002
* including Moscow
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01
Oct

Russian Internet Data

According to data provided to AC&M by Yandex, number of unique hosts in .RU domain exceeded 479 thousand in September 2002, which is almost 41% higher than a year ago.

Hosts in .ru domain

Source: Yandex
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09
Sep

Cellular Market Update, August 2002

AC&M releases Russian Cellular Market Update, August 2002.

The report contains most recent data on Russian cellular market. Download your PDF version here.